Quail Pen Design Help

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Remy5284, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Remy5284

    Remy5284 New Egg

    Jan 1, 2012
    Hello, I am new to the site. I am currently constructing a quail pen and I had a few questions about the design. I am making a 5 ft wide pen. 2/3 of the pen would be open with chicken screening on floor and front of pen. The other 1/3 of the pen is going to be completely boxed for warmth and nesting. A six inch hole will be drilled through the side so that the quail can go from side to side. Now my question is on the boxed side.. Can the floor be solid wood or should I also put the screen material so the droppings fall through? I live in New Jersey and winters can get as low as maybe 15 degrees plus wind chill. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks!
  2. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    That sounds like the one I made. Go to my page and click on the coturnix-quail tab at the top of the page. The vinyl covered 1/2 x 1/2 hardware cloth worked well for the pen area. I had removable floor panels with the hardware cloth underneath. I wanted wind protection in the winter and plenty of ventilation in the summer.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012

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